2021 champion O'Sullivan joins Prema in FIA F3

2021 champion O'Sullivan joins Prema in FIA F3

17 November 2022

2021 GB3 champion Zak O'Sullivan will switch to the PREMA team for his second season in the FIA F3 Championship in 2023.

The Williams F1-backed contender, who finished 11th in his first F3 campaign this year, impressed by taking a pole position at Silverstone and two podium finishes, and vastly outscoring his teammates. 

Before his FIA F3 campaign, O'Sullivan had dominated GB3 with seven wins in 2021, finishing 154-points clear of his nearest opposition. That saw him also win the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award, and the 17-year-old received his first taste of F1 machinery at Silverstone last month. 

Having tested with his new Italian team at the end of the season, O'Sullivan is hoping for an even stronger F3 challenge next year. 

"I am really excited to be joining PREMA for the 2023 FIA Formula 3 season," he said. "It will be a new environment for me, but PREMA's history says all we need to know, so hopefully, we can have a good year together. The first impressions in testing were good, and the pace was pretty strong. I was still learning the car as there are a few differences, getting to know all the team and the engineers, and learning some Italian as well!"

PREMA team principal Rene Rosin said: “We are particularly looking forward to working with Zak. We are impressed by what he achieved in his maiden FIA F3 season and his career so far. He will bring in his experience, which is something we always really value, and he already did an outstanding job in post-season testing. That will boost our preparations for 2023, and we are confident we will see Zak thrive in our environment. We are equally delighted to work with the Williams Driver Academy, and we are grateful for the trust they have put into us.”